Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – A 36-year-old man was rescued following a snowmobile collision in a remote area of Random Island last night.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., Clarenville RCMP were dispatched to a single-vehicle collision involving a snowmobile on a pond near Deer Harbour, a remote area accessible only by snowmobile.
Police contacted the Triple Bay Eagles Ground Search and Rescue team out of Clarenville, who attended the scene on snowmobile with a police officer and paramedics from Eastern Health.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre arranged the use of a helicopter from Cougar Helicopters. All rescue personnel arrived on the scene at approximately the same time. The man was airlifted to St. John’s for medical treatment with unknown injuries.
The investigation is continuing. While the man was wearing a helmet, police warn that being thrown from a snowmobile is likely to cause injury to a rider and factors such as high speeds increase the chance of injury.
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